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World-renowned author to discuss, ‘Breaking the Age Code,’ at Quinnipiac University on Feb. 29

Levy, the leading authority on how beliefs about aging influence aging health, is a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and professor of psychology at Yale.

Ronnell Higgins and State Rep. Dave Yaccarino. Photo courtesy: Connecticut House Republicans.

Rep. Yaccarino Celebrates Committee Vote Certifying Ronnell Higgins as CT DESPP Commissioner

Ronnell Higgins’ appointment as Commissioner of DESPP was approved by the Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee, on which Rep. Yaccarino serves as Ranking Member.

Rep. Yaccarino Joins North Haven Police Department for Patrol “Ride-Along”

Of main concern was a devastating increase in property crime – auto theft, car break-ins, and a steal-and-sell scheme with catalytic converters.

Sen. Cicarella Announces 2024 Legislative Priorities

Cicarella to continue push for additional public safety, affordability, and workforce development measures for families and Veterans of the 34th District.

Lawrence Ross to discuss his book, ‘Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses,’ at Quinnipiac University on Feb. 1

Described as a bold mix of history and the current climate, “Blackballed” is a call to action for universities to make radical changes to their policies and standards to foster a better legacy for all students.

From left to right: Andrea McDowell, Chris McDowell (Golf Cove Co-Owner), State Sen. Paul Cicarella, State Rep. Dave Yaccarino, Jeff and Samantha Dorman (Feeding Families Foundation Co-Founders), First Selectman Michael Freda, Paul DeStefano (Golf Cove Co-Owner), Leslie DeStefano (Rumanoff’s Jewelers Chief Sales Officer), Doug Rumanoff (Rumanoff's Jewelers CEO), and Mike Rumanoff (Rumanoff's Jewelers Founder) on Jan. 20 celebrated Feeding Families Foundation’s first annual Winter Virtual Golf Classic to benefit parents of hospitalized children at Golf Cove in North Haven. The foundation recently launched its “Parent Plate Program” with Yale New Haven Hospital to address food affordability and accessibility issues that parents often face when caring for their child in the hospital. The event raised more than $8,000 for families in need.

Raising Money to Help Parents of Hospitalized Children

By partnering with children’s hospitals, the Parent Plate Program utilizes the hospital’s existing food service infrastructure to provide food to parents.

Quinnipiac University to host ‘Sip & Shop’ event Feb. 3 celebrating Black History Month and people of color who own small businesses

Launched in 2022 by the Center for Women and Business and spearheaded by Danisha Collins, administrative assistant of Global Health Programs at QU’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Sip & Shop has served as a platform for female entrepreneurs of color in order for them to connect with potential clients.

State Rep. Dave Yaccarino Announces 2024 Re-Election Bid in North Haven

During his time as a legislator, Yaccarino has continually fought to make Connecticut more
affordable, often proposing legislation aimed at reducing costs and rightsizing state finances.

North Haven Lawmakers Join Police Department to Hear Residents’ Concerns on Crime

Police outlined the legislative impediments that they face to pursue and arrest criminals, while the lawmakers discussed what is being done at the state and local level to support police and deter crime.

North Haven Police Capt. Christopher Thorpe (left), Chief of Police Kevin Glenn (second from right), and Capt. Joe Woznyk (right) join Sen. Paul Cicarella after his acceptance of a CPCA Carrol J. Hughes Legislator of the Year Award at the organization’s winter meeting on Dec. 14 in Bristol.

Sen. Cicarella Honored by CT Police Chiefs’ Association

The CPCA Carroll J. Hughes Legislator of the Year award is named in honor of longtime lobbyist Carroll J. Hughes and is presented annually to lawmakers who have worked to support initiatives and legislation important to law enforcement.

Quinnipiac University students recently created 40 blankets for kids and families supported by Ronald McDonald House in New Haven.

Quinnipiac nursing students and sorority members join hands to make blankets for Ronald McDonald House

The two-hour blitz of blanket-building drew over 100 student volunteers to the piazza on the Mount Carmel Campus.

(L-R) Larry Lazaroff, Eileen Frank and Rep. Dave Yaccarino. Photo courtesy: CT House Republicans.

Rep. Yaccarino Hosts Successful Winter Clothing Drive with Columbus House

The effort focused on providing homeless and insecure veterans in the North Haven area with new winter essentials, like hats, gloves, and warm underwear.